Thursday, January 24, 2013
The BP Gas Station is now owned by B & R Oil.
For those that have missed filling up their tanks at the BP Gas Station on Orchard Road and Route 34, you'll be glad to know it has been re-opened. The location opened late last week, said Village administrator Steve Jones. It closed unexpectedly last September, although the BP on Route 34 and Douglas owned by the same person remained open. The BP is now owned by B & R Oil out of Michigan, said Jones. The location received a liquor license approval at the Tuesday night Village of Oswego board meeting. Jones said the location will be doing some promotions in the coming weeks and possibly getting some renovations done inside.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Location on Douglas remains open.
Gas prices have been dropping, but don’t expect to fill up your tank at the BP Gas Station at Orchard Route and 34. The location has been confirmed closed, according to Village Economic Development Director Tony Lucenko. It has been closed since at least Sept. 18. The BP on Douglas and Route 34, owned by the same person, remains open. Despite several attempts, Patch was unable to reach the owner for comment
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Traffic delays are expected today and tomorrow as crews pave turn lanes in six locations along the widened Orchard Road through Montgomery.
If you travel Orchard Road through Montgomery, you may want to find another route today and tomorrow. Crews from Plote Construction will pave the new southbound left turn lanes on the widened road between Jericho Road and Route 30 over the next two days, according to the Kane County Division of Transportation. And there will be some disruption of traffic as paving equipment moves north to south along the road. There will be six paving locations, including left turn lanes on Rochester Drive, Knell Road, Aucutt Road and Countryside Lane, and two other areas. It will take crews a few minutes to get the equipment set up and moving at each location, which could cause traffic delays. Flaggers will be positioned on either end of the paving …
Friday, June 8, 2012
The new northbound lanes of Orchard Road through Montgomery will be paved over the next two weeks, according to the Kane County Division of Transportation.
It may not be a bad idea to avoid Orchard Road through Montgomery for the next couple of weeks. Workers from Plote Construction will be paving the new northbound lanes of the widened road between Jericho Road and Route 30 over the next two weeks, according to the Kane County Division of Transportation. Two of the lanes will be paved the week of June 11, with the third during the week of June 18. According to KDOT, there could be some traffic delays on a few of the cross streets – specifically, Countryside Boulevard, Aucutt Road, Knell Road and Rochester Drive – as the pavers make their way across. It will take a few minutes for paving equipment to cross the intersections, KDOT officials said. If you arrive at the intersection just as the …
Friday, May 11, 2012
A fundraiser has been scheduled for May 23, and an account set up at Harris Bank for the family of 16-year-old Jennifer VanEtten, who lost her life in an accident in Montgomery on Tuesday night.
UPDATE: According to Ellen Stephens-Kahl, Olive Garden restaurants in Oswego and Naperville will donate all the food for the May 23 benefit dinner, and provide servers as well. Tragedy has a way of defining a community, of bringing people together to help the healing process in any way they can. The story of Jennifer VanEtten is no different. Ever since news broke of the devastating accident on Tuesday night in Montgomery that claimed the life of the Big Rock 16-year-old, people have been rallying around the family, hoping to find a way to help. Here are a couple of ways you can do just that. Family members have organized a spaghetti dinner at the Plano American Legion Post 395, at 510 E. Dearborn Street in Plano, from 5-8 p.m. on …
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Officials at the DuPage County Coroner's Office confirmed that Jennifer VanEtten, 16, of Big Rock, died at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Officials in the DuPage County Coroner’s Office have confirmed that Jennifer VanEtten, the 16-year-old driver of the minivan in Tuesday night’s crash in Montgomery, died Wednesday afternoon. Vanetten died at 12:30 p.m. at Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, officials said. A cause of death has not yet been determined, according to the coroner’s office, and the investigation is ongoing. The Montgomery Police Department confirmed her death Thursday morning. Police released information Wednesday afternoon that VanEtten was in critical condition at the hospital. VanEtten, of Big Rock, was driving a 1994 Chevrolet Astrovan north on Orchard Road at the Route 30 intersection around 8:20 p.m. Tuesday when a semi truck owned by ABF Freight …
Thursday, December 1, 2011
The Kane County Division of Transportation will move traffic to the newly constructed lanes on Orchard Road today, signaling the final stage of the first half of the widening project.
UPDATE: Work is now scheduled to begin around 11 a.m. today, with all traffic switched over by tomorrow afternoon. For months, crews have been constructing new concrete lanes on Orchard Road in Montgomery. Today, they’ll be put to use. Officials at the Kane County Division of Transportation have announced that traffic will be moved onto the new lanes today, signaling that the first half of the Orchard Road widening project is winding down. The two new lanes will be for southbound traffic once the entire project is complete, but officials say they will use one for northbound and one for southbound traffic starting today. According to village officials, the switchover is expected to begin around 7 a.m., with southbound traffic on the new …
Monday, October 31, 2011
The Kane County Division of Transportation suggests finding an alternate route during the heavy work, which should take two to three weeks to complete.
Update: This work is now set to begin tomorrow, Nov. 1, at 7 a.m. The headline and story have been changed. If you drive Orchard Road through Montgomery, you’re going to want to find another route for the next few weeks. The first phase of the Orchard Road widening project is coming to a head, with concrete pavement and curb and gutter work beginning on the southbound lanes on Nov. 1, according to the Kane County Division of Transportation. The road will not be blocked off, and the traffic pattern will stay the same, but about 500 semi truck loads of concrete will be moved in and dumped out, so flaggers will need to stop traffic much more frequently, according to KDOT. The process is expected to take two to three weeks to complete. The …
Friday, July 29, 2011
The $9.3 million widening project is underway, and officials held an open house on Thursday to answer questions and give information.
Area residents who attended an open house Thursday in regards to the widening and reconstruction of Orchard Road from U.S. Route 30 to Jericho Road called the project “sorely needed” and “long overdue.” “It’s basically a bottleneck,” said Montgomery resident Tom Yakaitis. “You go from four lanes of traffic until you hit Montgomery and all of a sudden it becomes two lanes. This project has been sorely needed for quite a few years.” The $9.3 million project, which will widen Orchard Road to four lanes between Jericho Road and Route 30, will span two construction seasons and is expected to be complete in November 2012. The open house was arranged by the village and the Montgomery Economic Development Corporation. Oswego resident Dan Wallis …
Monday, July 25, 2011
It's the last meeting of the month, and the last for another four weeks. Here are five highlights from the agenda, and how they will affect you.
On Monday, your village board will meet for the last time this month, and it’ll be another four weeks before they convene again. As you might imagine, they’ll have a lot to talk about. Here are five highlights from the agenda, and how they’ll affect you. 1. You may get more chances to speak at board meetings. Trustees will consider a new proposal that will allow anyone who comes to a village board meeting the opportunity to speak to the board for two minutes. Under the current policy, those wishing to speak must sign up by noon on the Tuesday preceding the meeting—almost a full week in advance—and provide the topic they wish to address. Under the new policy, those who sign up to speak the Tuesday before the meeting will get up to five …